Li Na upset Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-3 to booked a place in the quarter-finals of Australian Open for the first time.
“It’s okay. I mean, I just felt it a little bit. I felt it was just better to protect it just in case, but it's okay. It didn't affect the score at the end,” she said.
Venus Williams recover after droping the fisrt set to move into quarter-finals, winning 3-6 6-2 6-1 against Francesca Schiavone.
Francesca Schiavone of Itally againts Venus Williams.
Maria Kirilenko has advanced into quarter-final after Dinara Safina, was forced to withdraw. Kirilenko was leading 5-4 in an opening set that had lasted just over an hour when the world No.2 quit with a back injury.
Nadia Petrova (19) def. Svetlana Kuznetsova (3) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Jie Zheng def. Alona Bondarenko (31) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.
Justine Henin def. Yanina Wickmayer 7-6 (7-3), 1-6, 6-3.
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